This Morning viewers confused as Sian Welby makes hosting debut

Watch This Morning viewers confused as Sian Welby makes hosting debut

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This Morning viewers had a mixed reaction to latest TV presenter Sian Welby making her hosting debut. The Capital Breakfast presenter admitted she was feeling nervous as she joined Dermot O'Leary to host the ITV daytime show. And though fans of Welby were delighted to see her, other viewers did not know show she was.

What, how, and why?

Sian Welby made her This Morning hosting debut alongside Dermot O'Leary. (ITV/Shutterstock)
Sian Welby made her This Morning hosting debut alongside Dermot O'Leary. (ITV/Shutterstock) (Ken McKay/ITV/Shutterstock)

Sian Welby, 37, who is a presenter on Channel 5 News and has made appearances as a contributor om This Morning in the past made her presenting debut on Monday morning. Since Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby left the programme, ITV has been trialling a rota of part time presenters and Welby is the latest to be given a chance on the sofa.

Welby admitted her nerves on social media before the show saying: "I'm trying to be cool, calm and collected, but I'm hosting This Morning tomorrow! I can't believe this, I'm on the actual main show. I don't know who allowed this. Am I ready? Am I a liability? I'm not sure but thankfully I will be with Dermot who is a beacon of joy and an ultimate professional."

Sian Welby attends a special screening of
Sian Welby is the latest presenter to step into Holly Willoughby's shoes on This Morning. (Getty Images for Warner Bros.) (Dave Benett via Getty Images)

And at the start of the show she told O'Leary: "This is so surreal. I was having a lot of stress dreams last night. Forgot my PE kit, didn't do my homework... I was like, 'What day is it tomorrow? Oh god, I've got to do it!" O'Leary said: "Welcome to Monday's This Morning - and a big hello and a fanfare, if you will, making her debut, it's Sian Welby! It's good to ahve you with us."

Sian Welby poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the television series 'Special Ops: Lioness' on Tuesday, July 11, 2023, in London. (Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)
Sian Welby joined Dermot O'Leary on the daytime show. (AP/Alamy) (Vianney Le Caer, Associated Press)

Some viewers were unimpressed by the pairing. One wrote on social media platform X formerly known as Twitter: "#ThisMorning Nope,nope,nope Already know this pairing is totally wrong." Another said: "@thismorning can you please stop with the, live presenter auditions #thismorning #awks" And a third commented: "#ThisMorning has had its day. Time to go off air. Too many different presenters, confusing to watch."

Other viewers just didn't recognise Welby. One asked: "Who the hell is Siân Welby, I’ve never heard of her #ThisMorning" Another was not alone in exclaiming: "And who is she? #ThisMorning"

But fans of Welby were delighted, saying: "Can’t believe @Sianwelby is hosting @thismorning ! After listening to her for years on Capital, always knew she was going to smash it" Another agreed: "Sian Welby is a breath of fresh air. Just what the programme needs. Now just find a good male presenter to complement her. ThisMorning."

What else happened on This Morning?

Phil Vickery. Ideal Home Show at Christmas, Earls Court, London. UK
Phil Vickery's cookery demonstration on This Morning was how to make a cheese toastie. (michael melia)

Chef Phil Vickery announced he would be cooking the perfect cheese toasty. The simplicity of this dish caused some frustration from viewers.

One declared: "Tell you what..Phil the chef really test his cooking skills..a cheese toasty ffs" Another questioned: "Cookery… how to make a cheese toastie" And a third complained: "So #thismorning has a presenter I’ve never heard of and a segment on how to make cheese toasties."

This Morning airs on ITV1 at 10am on weekdays.

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